Black Rock sits on the south side of Widemouth Bay and marks the rockier end of the long beach, the north end being large expanse of sand. You have shops, cafe, parking, toilets and rock pool heaven.
Bude is a small seaside town made popular in Victorian times when the train track arrived. It is the most northern of Cornwall towns.
Bude offers a great seaside location to base a holiday with great access to beaches and the coastal scenery is stunning with great walks along some of the highest cliffs in Cornwall.
There are a few beaches to choose from which offer good surfing conditions. Summerleaze and Crooklets are within the town and then Widemouth Bay a few miles to the south and the National Trust beach of Sandymouth to the north.
The town centre has a good mix of independent shops and a good selection of places to eat. In a sense it has tried to modernise but also kept a lot of charm.